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Add 45/3 and 40/18

1st number: 15 0/3, 2nd number: 2 4/18

45/3 + 40/18 is 155/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    45/3 = 45 × 6/3 × 6 = 270/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    40/18 = 40 × 1/18 × 1 = 40/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    270/18 + 40/18 = 270 + 40/18 = 310/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 155/9
  6. In mixed form: 172/9

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